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Charred churches get some help rebuilding

When a church is burned down, it can be a tragic experience for the congregation. That is why one local group is dedicated to supporting and helping those churches rebuild.

May 23, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Holiday weekend warm, but storms may butt in

As you head out this weekend to the various Memorial Day activities, you may want to be sure to have an umbrella handy.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DNR ready for increased boat traffic

Like the water level, the number of boating accidents, boating under the influence arrests and drownings in 2008 all were down on Lake Lanier from previous years.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Local soldier wounded in Afghanistan

Now in his second tour of duty for his second branch of the military, Army Spc. Andy "Sully" Sullens isn't ready for a roadside bomb to keep him from his mission.

May 23, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Fire and police departments investigate bus yard fire

Nine Gainesville city school buses were damaged by an early-morning fire Friday that investigators said could have been caused by arson.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall; county's 11th case

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall County.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Area teachers earn Master Teacher honors

Four local teachers have gained Master Teacher certification, a honor bestowed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission based on gains in student achievement.

May 23, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Deal fills key roles on campaign staff

Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, has filled three key leadership positions on his campaign staff in his bid for governor in 2010.

May 23, 2009 | | Local


GHS bestows 4 honorary diplomas

Four community members donned caps and gowns to pick up honorary diplomas Friday alongside the 211 Red Elephants who graduated from Gainesville High School.

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Helen’s new bridge opens for holiday walkers

Although many construction projects tend to run over schedule, there's at least one in Helen that took less time to complete than expected.

May 23, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Students cap off another year

The last school bell for the 2008-09 school year has rung and it's time to blare the rock anthem "School's Out."

May 23, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Rabid fox confirmed in North Hall area

The Gainesville-Hall County Animal Control Department has reported the 11th confirmed rabies case this year, the latest linked to a fox in the Payne Road area of North Hall.

May 22, 2009 | By Staff Reports news@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Burglars take money, video game from First United Methodist Church

Money and a video game system were lifted from Gainesville First United Methodist Church this week, but Gainesville Police found no signs of forced entry.

"We had one of our staff's office broken into," said the Rev. Terry Walton. "They stole some checks and some cash and some personal items from our employee. They also stole one of our Wii units from our youth hall."

May 22, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Frances Meadows Center burglarized, cash taken

A burglar broke into the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center overnight, causing about $3,500 in damages, police said. An unknown amount of cash and checks were stolen.

A news release from the Gainesville Police Department said the burglary occurred between midnight and 5:40 a.m.

May 22, 2009 | From staff reports | Local


Public Works staff educate kids on behind-the-scenes efforts

Hall County Public Works employees were recognized for a job well-done and taught a group of elementary school kids about what they do at a cookout in honor of National Public Works Week.

May 21, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Class Notes: Dyer named to UGA College of Education Board of Visitors

Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Private company to operate dorms at UNG

Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Hall County Republicans select elections board appointees

The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville consulting company moves into renovated gas station

The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Troubling cases lead to attrition on Sheriff’s Office staff

While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.

November 16, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Georgia Center for Nonprofits raises money for local organizations

Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.

November 16, 2014 | Elise Perkins | Local


City hopes to restore Flat Creek's water quality, appearance

November 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County Library seeks public’s help with historical photos

A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Recent Juvenile Court appointments raise questions

In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.

November 16, 2014 | Nick Watson | Local


Growth could max out Gainesville High School

As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.

November 16, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local


A new home for the law in South Hall

With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.

November 15, 2014 | Carly Sharec | Local


Give thanks and food during the holidays

November 15, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Local


NASA director visits Chestnut Mountain

Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.

November 15, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Local




Sen. Butch Miller cited by Association County Commissioners of Georgia

Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.

November 15, 2014 | Times staff reports | Local


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